News for Monday, May 7, 2012


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Lax Attacks!

No sport can compare with lacrosse’s growth, and the Southern Crescent is looking to catch up

The single mother would now have even more on her plate. She couldn’t make it to the standing-room-only rally, because she had to work

William Eugene “Gene” Barnette

William Eugene "Gene" Barnette, 75, of Stockbridge, died Sunday, May 6, 2012.

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Mr. Donald L. Cool

Mr. Donald L. Cool, 76, of Jonesboro, passed away May 2, 2012.

McDonough woman is ‘Decades for Dollar’ winner

A McDonough woman, Borom Toek, has been announced as the holder of a lottery ticket that matched all six numbers in the “Decades of Dollars” drawing on May 3.

Jonesboro residents, historical group say ‘no’ to funeral home

Area may be last piece of Civil War battlefield

Members of a long-time Jonesboro family, as well as local historical officials, are readying to go to war over a request to build a funeral home on what they say is part of the city’s only remaining, undeveloped piece of the Battle of Jonesborough battlefield.

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Stackhouse shoots 67 for third state title

After not participating in the Class AAAA golf tournament last season, two-time winner Mariah Stackhouse wanted to make a statement in her return.

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Three participants bring home the gold

Eagle’s Landing teammates Shantia Wilson and Gabby Roth won a gold medal apiece, while Union Grove’s Briana Vaughn won two at the recent Georgia High School Association track and field championships in Albany.

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ELCA, Luella and Mundy’s Mill brace for second round challenges

Three Southern Crescent teams survived the first round of the state playoffs to advance to Wednesday’s next round.

Jonesboro jazz concert moving to Lee Street park

A sluggish response from Clayton County officials, on whether this week’s “Jazz Under the Stars in Jonesboro” concert can be held on county property, has forced city leaders to make a last-minute change on the event’s location, organizers have confirmed.

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Presidential campaign of 2012 could be ugliest, silliest ever — Joe Gandelman

Get ready for the 2012 Presidential campaign to be one of the ugliest — and possibly silliest — ever.

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Destroying the California Dream — Michael Reagan

So far, the Democratic monopoly in Sacramento has done nothing to cause Californians who seek greater freedom, lower taxes and a better business climate to begin taking rafts to Oregon or Mexico. But give the Democrats time.

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Schools start kindergarten round-up, early registrations

Entering elementary school for the first time can be an intimidating experience for youngsters

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District’s Sledge retiring after 39 years

She says it’s time for young teachers to step up

After serving nearly 40 years with Clayton County Public Schools, Kay Sledge, whose last role was as the school system’s fine arts director, has decided to retire.

Blaze at home ultimately claims Riverdale man’s life

A 62-year-old Riverdale man has died from his injuries after being pulled from his burning home on Saturday morning.